Top 10 Unique Places To Visit While Backpacking Around Australia
Backpacking around Australia is a trip of a lifetime for many outdoor fans. A trip to Australia is also a Mecca for hiking enthusiasts. Traveling around Australia provides some of the most interesting and unique places to visit in the world. Below is a list of the top 10 unique places to visit while backpacking around Australia.
1. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park – Home to Ayers Rock known as “The Heart of Australia” and the world’s largest sandstone monolith, Uluru Rock is the sacred place for Australians because it bears ancient inscriptions and drawings of the aboriginal nations. Among unique activities to try are riding into the sunset on camels, Harley Davidson rides around the National Park and wildlife watching. See if you can a spot brushtail possum, wallaby, kangaroo or emu at one of the most spectacular places to go backpacking around Australia.
2. Kakadu National Park – If you’re backpacking around Australia you’ve got to go to Australia’s famous park located on the very northern tip of the continent. The variety of species plant and animal species along with extensive aboriginal wall art are some of the highlights. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers plenty of bushwalking adventures of varied fitness levels, multiple camping sites and so much more.
3. Numbung National Park – A nature lovers’ paradise is located 3 hours north of the city of Perth and provides a unique opportunity to to see unusual pinnacles sticking out of the sandy desert landscape. A bounty of activities is awaiting eager backpackers who can enjoy water sports in the Indian Ocean, hike the Pinnacle Desert, camp out and explore rich wildlife inhabiting the National park including kangaroos and emus to name just a few.
4. Tasmania – Tasmania is another unique place to visit when backpacking around Australia. This is indeed one of the best places for backpackers featuring over 45% of territory taken by nature reserves, National Parks and UNESCO sites to discover. When you travel Tasmania, explore the beauty of the Cradle Mountain while you undertake a six day Overland Track, scuba dive at the Flinders Island, walk through the historical village of Port Arthur and so much more.
5. Kimberley – This Western Australia location features breathtaking red rock cliffs and is one of the most remotely located and hard to reach backpacking locations on the continent. The reward of witnessing the area’s incredible beauty is so much worth it while you explore geological wonders called Bungles Bungles, massive beehive like mounds. Drive down Gibb River Road, take a dip in the cascading Mitchell Falls and swim at one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia.
6. Mount Kosciuszko – The highest mountain in Australia can be explored on foot or skis. No matter which month of the year you pick, you will find loads to do: enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the chilly weather, mountain biking, rock climbing or hiking during the rest of the year.
7. Barossa Valley – The Barossa Valley is known for being prime wine region in the country. The architecture and prices will have you thinking you’re backpacking through Europe on a budget. From mountain biking to visiting National and Conservation Parks, to some of the most picturesque hiking in the country, it’s one of the best places to go backpacking around Australia.
9. Whitsunday’s Islands – Features great activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, cheap drinks, and great clubs. It’s hard to believe that merely a cluster of islands offer such a great variety of activities, both on land and ocean. Hike lush tropical forests located just off the coast opening incredible archipelago views.
10. Kangaroo Island – True animal lovers will be delighted to hit the road to the Kangaroo Island, to see some of Australia’s most amazing animals, koalas, kangaroos, possums and even marine creatures sea lions. Go sandboarding around the dunes or surfing in the ocean.